A couple of big onions, crispy breadcrumbs and fontina cheese make this delicious vegetable side dish recipe gratin-like. The nutty taste of fontina cheese is a good match for the onions, but you can use any melty cheese you have on hand, such as mozzarella, Gouda or Gruyère. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Keeping onion rounds intact, place on a rimmed baking sheet. Combine 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt in a small bowl. Brush both sides of the onions with the oil mixture. Bake, turning once, for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs, cheese, rosemary, the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.

  • Turn the onions over again and top each with some of the breadcrumb mixture. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F and continue baking until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes more.


Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; 14.3 g total fat; 4.1 g saturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 344 mg sodium. 173 mg potassium; 15.8 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 6.7 g protein; 136 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 24 mcg folate; 128 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 25 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

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Rating: 5 stars
Instead of fontina I spread goat cheese on the rounds half-way through the cooking time then covered the cheese with a mixture of panko bread crumbs and rosemary leaving out the remaining olive oil. Pros: simple can bake while preparing other parts of a meal. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fun appetizer Used as an appetizer. This was a hit. It added a unique offering to the usual dips cruditets olives cheese etc. I did use smaller onions to give them the look of finger food and used more cheese in the topping. Also subbed in panko for bread crumbs. Pros: Different easy tasty Cons: Need a fork to eat properly Read More